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Part Iii—Convictions And Sentences For Scheduled Offences

Volume 175: debated on Wednesday 4 July 1990

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Notes on the tables

1. The offence classifications are based on those used by the Crown Court in their annual return.

2. The tables relate to persons convicted at the Belfast Crown Court. This covers all scheduled offences tried on indictment.

3. Some jury trials are included in cases where the Attorney-General certified out of the scheduled mode of trial, ie non-terrorist serious offences.

4. Where a person has been convicted of more than one offence only the most serious or that which received the longest sentence is recorded in the statistics.

Convictions and sentences for scheduled offences

Sentence (January to December 1989)

Offence

Number convicted 1989

Non-custodial sentence

Young offenders centre training schools

Less than 5 years

5 years and less than 7 years

7 years and less than 10 years

10 years and less than 15 years

15 years and less than 20 years

20 years and over

Life

Murder110000000011
Attempted murder8100010420
Conspiracy to murder0000000000
Manslaughter1100000000
Wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm10303002200
Causing grievous bodily harm1000010000
Assault occasioning actual bodily harm6501000000
Causing explosion0000000000
Placing explosives0000000000
Possessing explosives with intent295003612300

Number

Deaths:

Civilian39
Army/UDR14
RUC/RUC'R'9

Injuries:

Civilian606
Army/UDR190
RUC/RUC'R'163

1 Estimated weight only.

2 Figures in ( ) refers to shots heard only and are not included in the total.

Part II—Statistics of Security Forces' activity

Dwellings searched

Army

RUC

Occupied726
Unoccupied177
Derelict207
Total1,1103,027

Note: Searches of dwellings frequently involve both the Army and RUC and are registered in their respective records. The totals therefore should not be aggregated and are shown separately to avoid an element of double counting.

Finds

Weapons327
Ammunition (rounds)37,687
Explosives (lbs)3,037

Persons charged with terrorist-type offences

Numbers

Murder31
Attempted murder48
Firearms offences130
Explosives offences24
Theft act41
Other159
Total433

Sentence (January to December 1989)

Offence

Number convicted 1989

Non-custodial sentence

Young offenders centre training schools

Less than 5 years

5 years and less than 7 years

7 years and less than 10 years

10 years and less than 15 years

15 years and less than 20 years

20 years and over

Life

Other explosives offences1100000000
Possessing a firearm with intent51153115611000
Possessing a firearm201126100000
Carrying a firearm with intent0000000000
Other major firearms offences0000000000
Minor firearms offences4400000000
Robbery13043113922132000
Aggravated robbery0000000000
Membership of an illegal organisation5201200000
Attempted robbery15803310000
Soliciting support for proscribed organisation0000000000
Unlawful collection of information3200100000
Illegal training1100000000
Kidnapping and false imprisonment6001310100
Blackmail0000000000
Contributing to resources of a proscribed organisation4300100000
Burglary0000000000
Aggravated burglary7211120000
Hijacking231742000000
Attempted hijacking6600000000
Arson3514145200000
Possession of an offensive weapon0000000000
Petrol bomb offences131300000000
Escape offences1100000000
Criminal damage0000000000
Intimidation4202000000
Assisting offenders0000000000
Withholding information9900000000
Possessing prohibited articles0000000000
Conspiracy to arm terrorists0000000000
Common law riot affray1100000000
Rape3000003000
Handling1100000000
Making property available5500000000
Total414176357544313010211